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Defence blunder forces Gordon Brown to beat retreat

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/03/2010

Deborah Haynes and Roland Watson

"A former defence chief turned on Gordon Brown last night after the Prime Minister admitted giving inaccurate information to the Iraq inquiry about Britain's wartime spending.

"General Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank said that Mr Brown's admission that he cut military spending in real terms rather than increased it, as he told the inquiry demonstrated his antipathy towards the Armed Forces.

"The admission vindicated former commanders, whose claims that the cuts had cost lives were branded by Mr Brown as disingenous and wrong."

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"Defence blunder forces Gordon Brown to beat retreat", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 29/11/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/defence-blunder-forces-gordon-brown-to-beat-retreat